Resources

Speedometers and other gauges

The experts say that speedometers are a certain way to waste space and confuse your reader

Dashboard Design: Taking a Metaphor Too Far

Stephen Few looks at the metaphors used in designing business dashboards, and especially at gauges.

Last reviewed 28 October 2007

Down with Gauges!

Charley Kyd explains why those silly speedo-type gauges are so useless and yet so prevalent in reporting.

Last reviewed 19 October 2007

Why speedometers are a death spiral for your data

“Look, boss! Maximum space with minimal information. (What did I just say‚Ķ?)” Bona Vista Systems explains why speedo charts are a waste of space.

Last reviewed 19 October 2007